The jubilee 10th edition of theThe Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) Awards features the greatest European stars of the aquatic disciplines who enjoyed another outstanding year. And we are proud to say that one of them is from Dubrovnik!
The Croatian Water Polo Team and Jug goalkeeper Marko Bijac is the best water polo player in 2017. The only Croat who has so far won the Water Polo Award of the Year was Miho Boskovic back in 2012.
-Marko Bijac played a pivotal role in Croatia’s World Championships triumph (and he came second with Jug Dubrovnik in the Champions League) – it's stated at the LEN official website.
Bijac is the second goalkeeper in the history of this election who received the award (the first Italian is Stefano Tempesti) and this year he’s the only Croatian.
The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) was founded in Budapest in 1926. It is the oldest continental federation governing and coordinating the aquatic sports.
Photo by Tonci Vlasic